Qualcomm offers LTE modem in Japan

Qualcomm in association with SoftBank Mobile has introduced a mobile broadband router in Japan, Gobi 4G/LTE modem, the MDM9215. This device is designed by ZTE, the device represents the second generation of Gobi-powered 4G/LTE products from SoftBank Mobile and MDM9x15 chipsets built on the 28nm manufacturing process.

Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm said, “Gobi wireless modems are enabling smaller, more efficient products and devices that can quickly and seamlessly connect across 3G and 4G/LTE networks.”

The MDM9x15 chipset uses 30% less power and enables product designs with30% less printed circuit board area, as compared with previous generation LTE solution.

MDM9x15 chipset features an integrated application processor that allows OEMs to efficiently develop and integrate value-added services, including hotspot functionality when the mobile access point feature is used, further reducing power requirements and cost. SoftBank 102Z, a mobile broadband router was fully implemented in connection with the chipset, allowing for 3G/4G connectivity to be shared by up to 10 devices via Wi-Fi.

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